The Federal Government has announced the funding for a new scholarship position to for an ‘outstanding’ American professor to work with Australian scientists.


The new position, the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology, is the result of a partnership between the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the Australian American Fulbright Commission.


The Australian American Fulbright Commission established an Australian program in 1949 to provide scholarships for study between the US and Australia. It has since awarded scholarships to more than 2,700 Australians and 2,000 Americans.


“The Distinguished Chair will share knowledge and skills with counterparts in the Defence Science and Technology Organisation and build networks that will underpin future collaboration.” The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon said.


“This may include work in DSTO’s current priority areas such as advanced sensing, advanced aerodynamics and hydrodynamics, biotechnology and biological sciences, health and nutrition sciences, hypersonics, autonomous systems, robotics and smart materials.”